Anthony Rose reports on the launch of the 2018 Penfolds Collection, an annual release of ageworthy reds and whites including the latest vintage of Grange...

Fresh off Qantas’ 17-hour ‘kangaroo route’ direct flight from Perth to London, Peter Gago, Penfolds’ chief winemaker, strutted the stage of London’s Meridien Hotel on a warm and sunny Friday in late September with his by now familiar brand of self-deprecating panache.

The London launch of the Penfolds fine wine portfolio is accompanied by a weighty booklet with glossy bottle shots and, to underline the international feel, a page of information on each wine in German, French and English.

Scroll down to see Anthony’s tasting notes & scores


You might also like:

Henschke: Latest releases & older vintages

New d’Arenberg wines: Latest releases and cellar surprises

Australia’s finest: Langton’s Top 40